Still iffy to me... I get:
Pawns: 4 pieces
Rooks: 8 pieces
Knights: 4 pieces
Bishops: 5 or 6 pieces
Queens: 6 or 7 pieces
Kings: 5 or 6 pieces
So, not including the base, that'd be 154 - 162 pieces. (Depends on whether or not you count visors and capes, I know heads aren't counted as seperate pieces) The bases would be 65 pieces, so that'd mean 219-227 pieces total, assuming nothing is glued at all.
So, if 167 is correct, then ... SOMETHING's glued. If the board is glued, then the minifgs probably aren't. If the board ISN'T glued, then something's wrong. 65 board piecs + 32 figure pieces does NOT equal 167 pieces. So no matter what, SOME pieces aren't glued in the figures, again, assuming that 167 pieces means what we think it means. I wouldn't actually count on that, myself.
At this point, I'd say we can only wait for confirmation. Something's obviously awry with that piece count.
BTW, it looks like the crossbows aren't the same color as the minifigs or their helmets. My suspicion is that these *aren't* ABS, just like the KK2 swords.
And, it looked to me like the baseplate was white in that super-zoom picture. But other people were saying it was another color? Where does it look like it's something else?